Previously at the ICA - Films
2 Sep 2016
Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover hip hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.
Features DAM (Tamer Nafar, Suhel Nafar, Mahmoud Jreri), Mahmoud Shalabi, PR (Mohammed Al Farra, Motaz Alhweihi, Mahmoud Fayad), Arapeyat (Nahwa Abed Al’al, Safaa Hathoot), Abeer Al Zinati, Ibrahim Abu Rahala and WEH (Alaa Bishara, Adi Krayem, Anan Kseem).
Slingshot HipHop, dir. Jackie Reem Salloum (New York), 83 mins
Masāfāt is a two-part festival taking place in London and Cairo this September. The festival is designed to create an open-ended, international platform to foster artistic and professional exchange between independent artists and professionals across the Middle East, North Africa and the UK.